“Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.”

Well, my gentle reader, it seems as though I have down with a cold. Yes, a wonderful summertime cold. Hooray. With that disgusting, germ-laden declaration out of the way, I suppose we can move on to matters which are more interesting.

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The most badass piece of art, ever: Corrugated Fountain by James Grashow. Doesn't this just make you want to whip out a book on Greek Mythology!?

I went on a date with a guy that I met on les interwebs Sunday and it was okay, I guess, but I don’t have any plans on continuing to see him. He was a nice enough guy, but not assertive and confident enough for me and I didn’t feel overwhelming compelled to kiss him at the end of the date, so needless to say, there won’t be a second date. Even though I wasn’t taken with him at all, the actual content of the date was enjoyable.

We went to the 3 Rivers Arts Festival and pretty much gallery hopped for a few hours. Despite the fact that it was about nine million degrees out, we managed to cover a fair amount of ground and see a fair amount of artwork. My personal favorites being Corrugated Fountain by James Grashow and Hysterical Machines by Bill Vorn. I actually think I’m going to try to check them both out again before they leave Pittsburgh so that I can have a chance to experience them without any distractions. But seriously, click on that link to Hysterical Machines. You won’t be disappointed.

Attending the arts festival made me realize that I really need to make more a point to take advantage of everything The Cultural District has to offer, especially since I’m downtown, at the very least, five days a week. It seems silly to have this amazing wealth of entertainment sitting right in my face and not take advantage of it on a more frequent basis.  I really would write more, but I feel vaguely like death and I would like to be able to go to work tomorrow, so I will end this entry here before my head explodes.

4 thoughts on ““Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.”

  1. I’m sorry to best the guy wasn’t up to snuff, but I’m still impressed you asked him in the first place, so hats remain off. At least he was easy to sort out, eh?

    Everyone I know has a cold right now. I am slowly getting alarmed.

    And is it wrong of me to think of Portal when I see Hysterical Machines?

    1. We’re coming to infect you. >=| ~ Muahaha.


      I honestly don’t know what I do with my free time other than give it all to Kindle these days =(

  2. I would just stay inside for forever, but with our air conditioning broken, it’s often cooler outside. Ugh.

    And you totally just answered that. Dedicate a few hours to Portal! Also, if you are in the market for a really strong fantasy book, read ‘The Name of the Wind.’ It is amazing.

    1. Heh, I don’t even have air conditioning, but with the positioning of my bedroom/the building, it never gets unbearable inside; I’m actually leaning towards not buying one and seeing how I fare over the summer without it.

      Yeah, I really need to. Kindle shouldn’t get ALL my free time. And I will look into that book.

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